Calendar of Events – All Locations

Dinosaur Club @ Bedford Central Library
Oct 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Come to the Bedford Central Library on 3rd* Wednesday of every month and learn about dinosaurs in detail from a dinosaur expert.
Each child will receive detailed species fact sheets at each meeting.
Registration is required and limited.  For ages 5 to 8.
*We will meet on the 2nd Wednesday in November because of Thanksgiving.

A black and white illustration of a dinosaurs skeleton.

Family Pumpkin Carving Party @ Forest Library
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Smiling Jack-O-Lantern leaning against a rock.Carve some time out of your weekend to join us for this family-friendly Halloween program as we transform plain pumpkins into “Spooktacular” decorations.  Pumpkins and tools will be provided; kids attending without an adult can decorate their pumpkins using markers.
refreshments will be served.
Space is limited and registration is required.
Please see a librarian or call us at 540-425-7002 to sign up.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Forest Library.  


Cupcake Class @ Bedford Central Library
Oct 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Smiling cartoon cupcake with sprinkles and a cherry on top.
Today we will be welcoming special guest Caroline May, the head decorator at Kissed Cupcakes, who will be here to teach teens and tweens (ages 12+) how to make homemade buttercream frosting!  She will also demonstrate several decorating techniques using piping bags.  Following the lesson participants will have the opportunity to decorate their own cupcakes using the techniques they learned and compete in a mini “Cupcake Wars”.
The cupcakes will be judged by local food professionals and prizes will be awarded.  Registration is required; please call the youth services department at 540-586-8911 ext. 2107 to sign up!   

*This is the re-scheduled class from September 7th NOT a new class.

Family Movie Matinee: Toy Story 4 @ Bedford Central Library
Oct 19 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Toy Story 4 with all your favorite characters.

Come to the Bedford Central Library on the 3rd Saturday of every month for a fun family afternoon of crafts, games, snacks and a movie.
This month the movie is Toy Story 4*.  We hope to see you there!

*Movie subject to change based on DVD availability.


Pig Out on Reading with Farmer Minor & Daisy @ Bedford Central Library
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Trot on down to the library this morning for story time with Farmer Minor, his famous pot-bellied pig Daisy and her friends the pugs!
Farmer Minor and Daisy the Pig in the Library Youth Services office.

Tabletop Gaming Club @ Forest Library
Nov 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Old book with chess pieces in side and dice on a wooden surface.Join us on the first Saturday of every month for Tabletop Gaming!
Board Games!  Card Games!  Chess!  Role-Playing Games!
Try one of ours or bring your own!
Open to all ages; children under 12 should have a parent with them.
No registration is required!

Friends of the Bedford Public Library 2nd Saturday Book Room Sales @ Bedford Central Library
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Stack of used books on a weathered table.
The Friends of the Bedford Public Library’s Book Room is open of the 2nd Saturday of every month from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Come search for used books, DVDs and more!  Most items range in price from $.25 to a few dollars.
All proceeds benefit the Bedford Central Library.

Gardening For Scents: Potpourri and Bath Salts @ Forest Library
Nov 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Dried flowers spilling from glass jars.Gardening For Scents: Potpourri and Bath Salts
A Bedford Area Master Gardeners Association Program
The Master Gardeners will teach us about the history and use of scented plants around the home, as well as how to select, gather and dry flowers and herbs from the garden. Participants will then be guided in mixing their own samples of potpourri and bath salts to take home for personal use or as a gift.
For ages 13+.  Registration is required; please call us at 540-425-7002.


Forest Library’s 20th Anniversary Celebration @ Forest Library
Nov 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Open hand holding a tree.The Forest Library will be commemorating its 20th Anniversary with a tree planting at 2:00 PM.  Refreshments will be available and there will be “a look at the Forest Library through the years” photo montage highlighting the past, present, and future of the library running in the community room.
Sponsored by the Bedford Public Library System and the Friends of the Forest Library
A big Thank You to the Forest Lions Club for purchasing the trees. 

Hour of CODE @ Bedford Central Library
Nov 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Coding books
A one-hour tutorial introducing students to the experience of the science of coding. Participants will then have a chance to use a student-guided program to learn coding basics. James Harper,  Computer and Networked Systems Technician for the Bedford Public Library System will be on hand to discuss how coding is used in computer science and other careers, and to lead the students through their activities. For ages 10-14.  Registration required please call us at 540-586-8911 ext. 2107.

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